Community Calendar - 07/11/09

July 11

Yard Sale

The Samuel McLurkin Council #75 sponsoring a yard sale and fish fry, at the Friendship Lodge #20, 7150 Geiger St., Covington, 8 a.m. Info: 404-358-3383, Archie Shepherd.

Yard Sale

The Church at Covington host huge yard sale - hundreds of items, car wash and hot dog sale, 11975 Highway 142, Oxford, proceeds benefit the youth department, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-7293.

Family and Friends Day

Macedonia Baptist Church hosts a family and friends day with the theme, 'Come Together in Unity,' - games, food, Rockdale Firefighters, EMS Services and much more, 1052 Barton St., Conyers. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library hosts used book sale, 1329 Portman Drive, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Under the Stars

Under the Stars free movie viewing of "The Dark Knight," Rockdale Government Annex and Park, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, begins at 8 p.m.

Benefit Yard Sale

Millers Chapel Baptist Church hosts yard sale, proceeds benefit the youth department, 2285 Millers Chapel Road, Conyers, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 404-374-6304.

July 12

Rockdale Genealogy Society

The Rockdale County Genealogy Society meets, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, 3 p.m., Joy Fife guest speaking. Info: 770-483-5127.

Homecoming Celebration

The Ole Country Church homecoming celebration, The Heirborn Quartet performing, 2649 Highway 155, McDonough, nursery provided for those 6 years old and younger, begins at 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-957-2818.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Crocodile Dock," July 12 to 17, 6 to 9 p.m., Northminister Baptist Church, 300 W. Hightower Trail, Conyers. Info: 770-922-5433.

Church Anniversary

Loves and Hugs Christian Tabernacle celebrates 14th anniversary, Pastor Larry D. Spurlock speaking, 1701 Klondike Road, Conyers, 4 p.m.

July 13

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Crocodile Dock." for completed K4 to fifth grade, July 13 to 17, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Greater Love Baptist Church, 5325 Ga. Highway 81 S., Covington. Info: 678-342-0015 or register at www.glbc-vbs.com.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E. - Experience and Discover God Everywhere" for children in pre-K through fifth grade, July 13 to 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., supper provided, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford. Info: 770-786-7414.

Newton Board of Elections

The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration regular monthly meeting, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, 2 p.m. Info: 770-784-2055.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Extreme Spiritual Makeover," July 13 to July 17, Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers, 6:30 p.m. nightly. Info: 770-929-3421.

July 14

Six Flags Trip

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to Six Flags, bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $45 per person. Info: 770-278-7249.

Board of Elections

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration monthly meeting, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers, 8 a.m. Info: 770-785-5947.

Read & Feed

The Nancy Guinn Library hosts a "Read & Feed" for tweens and teens - ages 10 years of age and older, bring books to read and the library provides the snacks, 864 Green St., Conyers, 6 to 7 p.m.

July 15

Class of 1960

The Newton County High School Class of 1960 gathering, Smiley's Restaurant, Porterdale, 11:30 a.m. Info: 770-786-8272, Wayne Hunt.

Conyers City Council

The Conyers City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 1194 Scott St., 7 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

July 16

Board of Assessors

Rockdale County Board of Assessors work session, 981 Milstead Ave., BOA Conference room, 10 a.m.

SSEMC Annual Meeting

Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Meeting, Georgia International Horse Park, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-602-2606.

Thrilling Thursdays

Nancy Guinn Library hosts Thrilling Thursdays Performances, Magician Ken Scott, 864 Green St., Conyers, 11 a.m. Info: 770-388-5040.

XYZ Organization

XYZ Organization meeting, Carol Brown speaking, First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 10:30 a.m. Info: 770-483-8700.

School of Theology

Christian Life School of Theology hosts seminar "The Lord's Prayer," July 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. and July 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10242 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, cost: $160 for credit or sit ins are free. Info: 770-784-9359 or 770-784-8189.

July 17

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring SWATT Reggae Band, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, cost: $10 for a lawn seat, $20 for a table seat and $135 for a table for eight, bring your own food and drinks, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.

Christian Writers Conference

East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers conference, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dennis Hensley speaking, DeKalb Technical College's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, cost: $175 for two days and $85 for one day. Info: www.emacw.org or 404-444-7514, Colleen Jackson.

Summer Showcase

Social Circle Theater and Arts Council presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Showcase," July 17 at 7 p.m. and July 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Social Circle Theater, 650 Ashley Drive, $3 for students and $5 for adults. Info: 770-464-2269.

Tent Revival

Trails for Christ Cowboy Church hosts a tent revival, July 17 at 7 p.m., July 18 at 6 p.m. and July 19 at 3 p.m., Evangelist Scott Davidson speaking, Midnight Praise and the Trails for Christ Band performing, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142, Covington. Info: 770-385-3380 or 678-249-8601.

Nancy Guinn Library closed

The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed on July 17 for necessary construction work.

July 18


St. Paul AME Church hosts festival, food, live music and more, Stone Mountain Street, Covington, noon to 6 p.m. Info: 770-709-2838.

Class of 1961

The Newton County High School Class of 1961 gathering, Neely's Restaurant, 11356 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, 6 p.m. Info: 770-267-4259, Phyllis White Allgood.

Astronomy Club

Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club presents 'The Philosophy of Astronomy,' CE Wildlife Center, 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, free, 5 p.m. Info: 678-516-1366, Ken Poshedly or e-mail: poshedly@bellsouth.net.

Vaccine Clinic

Rockdale Animal Care and Control hosts a vaccine clinic, rabies shots - canine and feline, parvo, and feline distemper shots $10 each, micro chips $20 each, cash only, 1506 Rockbridge Road, Conyers. Info: 404-229-1118.

Breakway Run/Walk

Walnut Grove United Methodist Church hosts third annual 5K Breakway Run/Walk, proceeds benefit mission programs, off of Ga. Highway 81, 7 a.m. Info: 770-786-4026 or register at www.active.com.

Canoe Rock Eagle Lake

Explore Rock Eagle by canoe, anyone eight years of age and older, Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Natural History Museum, $5 for adults, $3 for children, registration is required, canoe trip begins at 9:30 a.m. Info: 706-484-2834, Kelly Scott or e-mail: kellyjo@uga.edu.

Family Bible Week

Covington Church of Christ hosts Family Bible Week - "CSI: Covington" (Creation Science Investigation), July 19 to 24, classes for all ages, 9441 Covington Bypass Road, 7 p.m. nightly, except Sunday - services are 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Info: 770-787-1119.

Family Fun Day

UGA Cooperative Extension hosts family fun day - games, prizes, activities, peach pie baking contest and more, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-278-7373.

July 19

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E., - Experience and Discover God Everywhere," July 19 to 23, for children pre-K to youth ages, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 2194 West Hightower Trial, Conyers. Info: 404-931-7377.

July 20

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, "Camp E.D.G.E." July 20 to 23, for children K4 to fifth grade, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Newborn United Methodist Church, Church St., Newborn. Info: 770-786-3574.

July 21

Development Authority

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Board meeting, City Hall Complex, 1184 Scott St., 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-4411.

Rock Eagle Camp

The Rock Eagle Environmental Program hosts Camp EcoAdventure, for first to fourth graders, July 21 to 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eatonton. Info: www.rockeagle4h.org or 770-484-2834, Kelly Scott.

July 22

Historical Society

The Rockdale County Historical Society will commemorate the anniversary of Garrard's Raid through Conyers during the Civil War, meet at the Conyers Depot, 10 a.m., the Rev. Jim Cabaniss speaking, free. Info: 770-602-2606.

July 23

Bereavement Support

Heartland Hospice hosts a six week Bereavement Support Group, Thursdays, July 23 to Aug. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower Classrooms, Conyers. Info: 770-922-8767.

Board of Education

The Rockdale County Board of Education regular monthly meeting, Central Office Board Room, 954 N. Main St., Conyers, 7 p.m.

July 24

Citizen Sheriff's Academy

Deadline to register for the Citizen Sheriff's Academy Class - 9-week program developed by Sheriff Jeff Wigington to promote a better understanding of the local law enforcement, Tuesdays Aug. 4 to Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., applications can be picked up at 911 Chambers Drive or e-mail wanda.wypasek@rockdalecounty.org. Info: 770-278-8100.

July 25

Defensive Driving

Defensive driving course sponsored by the AARP and held at Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 2987 Highway 212, Conyers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $12 for AARP, $14 for non-members. Info: 770-922-7965.

Community Health Fair

'Taking Care of You' Community Health Fair, free health screenings for entire family - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, HIV, and more, hosted by Helping Hands Outreach and Healing in His Wings, 1733 Lake Rockaway Road, Conyers, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 770-860-9545 or 404-509-5881.

July 26


Honey Creek Baptist Church's homecoming celebration, 1740 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, 11 a.m.

July 27

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support group meeting, Newton Medical Center, Auditorium, 4181 Hospital Drive, 12:30 p.m. Info: 770-385-7820.

River Tubing

Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation trip to River Tubing in Helen, bus leaves from Johnson Park at 9 a.m., 1781 Ebenezer Road, $5. Info: 770-278-7249.


Honey Creek Baptist Church Revival, July 27 to 29, 7 p.m. nightly, the Rev. Earl Partain speaking, 1740 Honey Creed Road, Conyers.

July 28

Soil and Water Conservation

The Rockdale County Soil and Water Conservation District monthly meeting, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission's Regional Office, Conference Room, 1500 Klondike Road, Suite A109, Conyers. Info: 770-761-3020.

Aug. 1

Fall Softball

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts Special Olympics Fall Softball - Masters Softball for those 13 years of age and older, practice from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Rookies Softball for those under 13 years of age and younger, practice from 10 to 11 a.m., Aug. 1 to Oct. 5, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, free. Info: 770-278-7249.

Aug. 3

Bowling Party

The Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation hosts bowling party and pizza, at AMC Lane, 885 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, $15, 6 p.m. Info: 770-278-7249.

Aug. 6

Sign Language Class

Sign Language Class, Thursdays, Aug. 6 to Sept. 10, taught by Cindy Peters and hosted by Rockdale County Recreation, Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, cost: $65 per person - includes handouts and teaching materials. Info: 770-278-7249.

Aug. 7

Recertification Course

Level 1A Erosion and Sedimentation Control Recertification course, $70 for the course, Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St., registration begins at 8 a.m. Info: 770-784-2033 or 478-445-5766.

Aug. 8

Gospel Singing

Community Church of Praise hosts gospel singing, 10 Birdcrossing Road, Suite D, Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 770-787-4311.

Aug. 14

Summer Series

The Arts Association Summer Series 2009 presents the Llajtasuyo - folk and traditional music from the Andes, on the Square in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: e-mail: operatogo@aol.com or mscovington@cityofcovington.org.

Aug. 18

South Rockdale Civic Association

The South Rockdale Civic Association meeting, Glenn Sears, executive director of CREDC, speaking, Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Union Church Road, corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Union Church Road, refreshments served at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 22

Music Under the Stars

The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts presents "Music Under the Stars," featuring Hannah Thomas Band, country music, Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers, cost: $10 for a lawn seat, $20 for a table seat and $135 for a table for eight, bring your own food and drinks, 8 p.m. Info: 770-922-3143 or visit www.conyersarts.org.

Aug. 25

Parenting Classes

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale hosts free parenting classes - to help with parenting skills, dinner and childcare provided at no cost. Info: 770-483-7333, to register, Diane Howington.

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, call 770-483-7108, ext. 401, fax the information c/o Julie Anderson at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to julie.anderson@rockdalecitizen.com. Please include an event description, sponsoring organization, date, time, place, phone number and contact person. Announcements are printed as space is available in date order.